My doctor said that sometimes people go into remission all on their own. I kind of did, in December (see my sig for reference), maybe because of probiotics. I wouldn't say I was in full remission as I was still having loose stools, but I wasn't having that many a day and they weren't urgent. My doctor did tell me about
a patient of his who first came to him when he was in his 60s. Since his 20s, he would have a week or two period of severe bloody diarrhea that would just go away. He finally saw a doctor about
it the first time it didn't go away on his own, and was diagnosed with UC. My doctor speculates he'd had it all along, but he was lucky in that it would go away w/o treatment.
UC is weird, weird, weird.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly,
40mg 30mg 20mg 15mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).